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Webb out of the veep running
Virgina Sen. Jim Webb, the bright-eyed junior politician who would have brought military experience to Barack Obama's ballot, won't get the chance to woo moderates this fall. Webb has taken himself out of the running for the vice presidency.
Said the Vietnam War veteran in a statement:
"At this time I am also renewing my commitment to work hard to make sure that Senator Obama wins both Virginia and the presidency this November. He is a man who speaks eloquently about our national goals and calls for the practical solutions that must be put into place to obtain them. I will proudly campaign for him."
Very sweet. Very kind. Democratic unity. Then:
"Under no circumstances will I be a candidate for Vice President."